The IPRO ESRD Network Program offers educational content for patients through our Kidney Chronicles and PAC Speaks newsletters. Primarily distributed electronically, these newsletters focus on topics that involve patient engagement and education about ESRD, as well as updates on quality improvement activities and emergency response resources.
Here’s a quick look at what each newsletter has to offer!
Kidney Chronicles features educational information for patients, their care partners and family members. It is emailed to facility staff members with a request that they print and distribute copies to patients served by the facility. Network Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) members and Patient Subject Matter Experts (SME) also receive the newsletter via email.
The PAC Speaks newsletter is written by patients for patients about important issues for people living with end stage renal disease. This newsletter is also distributed to participants of the PAC and to patient SMEs, as well as dialysis facility staff.
Check out each Network website to read the latest editions of Kidney Chronicles and PAC Speaks!
(Lake Success, NY) December 9, 2015 – IPRO has won four regional End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network quality improvement contracts to support dialysis patients, families and providers in 13 states across the U.S.
Last week the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced it was awarding five-year contracts totaling $110 million in Medicare funding to seven entities nationwide.
IPRO will be responsible for Network 1 (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts); Network 2 (New York); Network 6 (North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia); and Network 9 (Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky). IPRO was the incumbent ESRD Network contractor in New England and New York but is a first-time awardee in Networks 6 and 9.
“We’re pleased and grateful that CMS has renewed our contracts in New York and New England while extending our Network leadership responsibilities to two other regions of the U.S.,” says IPRO Chief Executive Officer Theodore O. Will.
”With the assistance of our large volunteer community, our organization will be responsible for supporting 117,000 patients, 1684 facilities and 52 transplant facilities, across the four regions,” says IPRO ESRD Network CEO Susan Caponi, RN, MBA. “That translates to one-quarter of our nation’s ESRD patient population.”
For more information please see full Press Release